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Marleys open learning centre

Ghetto Youths Foundation (GYF), founded by Stephen, Damian, and Julian Marley, fulfilled its vision to be generationally impactful in communities where opportunities are scarce with the opening of Cornerstone Learning Centre in Trench Town last Wednesday. “This project came directly from the community as a request to from a bridge for support. Young people in...

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More Power to Stacey

Jamaica-born, Canada-raised supermodel Stacey McKenzie is making moves in the world of film and television as an actress. The freckle-faced McKenzie has recently completed two screen projects. She made a guest appearance in the finale of the hugely popular series Power, which aired on the American cable network Starz, and also has a role in...

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David Cairol visits Hope Road

FRENCH reggae singer David Cairol credits one of his friends for introducing him to reggae. Cairol is currently in the island promoting his latest single Hope Road. “It was a mistake by a friend of mine that made me discover reggae, but we finally know that everything has its reason and its season,” Cairol told...

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The Chinese Connection — Part 2

A large number of music aficionados, local and foreign, were in attendance to hear Herbie Miller deliver an informative and entertaining lecture on the role of the Chinese in the development of Jamaican music. The presentation, which took place last Sunday at the Institute of Jamaica, is part of the annual Grounation Symposium and Exhibition...

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Remembering Barry

The superlatives flowed, as speaker after speaker paid tribute to dancer, choreographer and fashion designer Barry Moncrieffe at the celebration of his life and work, held at the Little Theatre in St Andrew, last Thursday. “A brilliant dancer, a strong leader, a gentle spirit”, are but some of the ways in which he was eulogised...

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To be or not to be? – Kartel still a favourite among young people, but shuns role model status

It has been an ongoing issue, where entertainers have been blamed for lyrical content that incites violence and lewd behaviour, especially among youngsters. And so, in the most recent controversy, incarcerated deejay Vybz Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, has blasted Jamaica’s Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison for her views in a Gleaner article published on...

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Art builds connection between young and old

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP): As Doug Lyon bent over his art project, applying blue painter’s tape to paper, he kept asking Hannah Bachmann her opinion. “Nice,” she replied. “Good choice – they’re all good choices.” Lyon, 68, a resident of the Mayfair Village Nursing Care and Retirement Center, basked in the consistent affirmation he received from...

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Meeting Ground – NZ Part II

In June 2019 Meeting Ground had its first outing, featuring poems from Jamaica and New Zealand. The theme then centred on fatherhood. This time around, our theme is birds from New Zealand and Jamaica. We present Part II of this exciting collaboration. A Song for My Father Against the yam-vine stillness of the garden a...

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